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This year, DONA International and our doulas have been featured in articles by Essence magazine, The Bump, Fit Pregnancy, and more!
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE The DONA Doula Chronicles blog has been published for over three years and this post is #151. That’s a lot of useful information that has been put out on the “interwebs” by DONA International over time. This...read more
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE The postpartum meal: an unusual hypothesis Birth can be transformative. I have witnessed that time and time again as I have helped families welcome a small human(s) into the world. After attending births for...read more
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE April is Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM) and if you are a doula, odds are you will have a birth or postpartum client who has given birth by cesarean at some point (or many times?) during your professional...read more
By Jessica English, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE The research on doulas is solid. Doulas improve outcomes for both parents and babies. Over the next six months, this blog will examine the six documented benefits of having a doula at one’s birth. We know that there are...read more